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Onions....I sowed them on may 11th and they are still only about 6 inches tall and the bulbs are not really showing

Parsnips....Sowed on the same day and still relatively small

Friends.........Is this normal please.


What's your soil like?  What else have you grown this year and how did it do?


Thanks Dave thats what I thought

I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time



Hi Dove

You were the first to help me when I was a NewBoy all those months ago

Onions.........Some were sown where potatoes had been and some where carots had  been

Parsnips......Where Runner beans had been



Hi Newboy - glad I could help then.  This time ............

NewBoy2 wrote (see)

............ I think it may be have been not weeding eneough or not watereing every time


I think you may have hit the nail on the head! 


Thanks Dove

? Should I leave them or dig up and use and use the bed for an Autumn planting now


I think I'd use the onions for pickling or as salad onions.

How big are the parsnips?


Will let you know after I have visited Lottie on saturday


I think both should have been sown earlier. They both need a long growing season.


Mmmm, he sowed them early May and it was a very cold spring .... 


I sowed my onions in February, and parsnips in March.

No expert

Think it is most probably the weweds as Dove said. Planted parsnips and carrots here on 5 May and they are fine if not huge. I think the roots suffer most from weeds because we sow them without fres fertilizers and there isn't enough nutrition to go round. other crops that are freshly manured cope better with competition. Does that sound resonable?

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